A common mistake made by the larger woman is choosing an evening gown that works against them. Women of all shapes and sizes might express their body issues by choosing an outfit that is either a size larger or a size smaller than the one they should have. Be happy with the positives of your body, and remember that incorrect fitting clothes neither hide blemishes, nor accentuate your curves. Clothes that fit properly look best.
Proper fit is of paramount importance when it comes to finding that perfect dress. You are well advised to not the dress pick you, but for you to pick the dress. An A-line gown will not work for a plus size model, but the plus size gals have lots of choices; dresses designed to minimize the bulk, but amplify the lovely full-figured look. Another consideration is dress material. Some flow better than others, and a flowing dress is ooh-la-la sexy on any size woman. Try it on and check out that mirror. If you're not impressed, no else will be so keep shopping, honey! Success is often just one dress away.
Finding a dress that flatters your figure is essential to you feeling confident in the dress. You will glow in the right dress and feel like a queen but in the wrong dress you will feel out of place and not so good. Dresses with simple cuts such as A-line dresses and sheath dresses are very flattering to plus size women. One of these types of dresses in a dark color such as black or navy blue, is sure to look like a million dollars on you.
Once you have determined what your best feature is you will want to find a dress that plays that up to the greatest extent. For example, if it is your long legs you might want to choose an evening dress with a sexy side slit. If you like your shoulder then an off-the-shoulder dress paired with an attractive necklace and earrings might be just the thing for you. On the other hand if you like your neck and your breasts you might want to go with a plunging V-neck dress (or for the modest plus size gal, a V-neck that is not so plunging!).
Trendy dresses are not necessarily your best choice for evening wear. For an upscale social event you should try and choose something that is classy, stylish and unforgettable. There is much beauty to be found in simplicity. You want to showcase your natural beauty and if you choose to wear something that is too fussy or frilly it can take away from your good looks. You will need to accessorize but remember to choose your accessories carefully. You never want to go to extremes with an outfit for a special occasion.